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Period after period (abbreviation at the end of a sentence) [duplicate]

If an abbreviation occurs at the end of sentence, is there one period or two? For example, Caesar was assassinated in 44 B.C.. Brutus killed him. Should there be one period or two? This has ...
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Can a sentence be ended with two dots? [duplicate]

Consider a sentence that ends with a dotted abbreviation, like inc.. According to Wikipedia, the sentence should end with a single dot, but I did not find a more formal reference to that rule. ...
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Sentences ending with something that already contains a period/full-stop [duplicate]

What's the rule about sentences that end in something that already has a period in it? Like a sentence that ends in: Washington D.C. -or- etc. Personally, and I realise this is wrong, I would love ...
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Is the punctuation of generational suffixes dropped when they occur at the end of a sentence? [duplicate]

Is the punctuation of generational suffixes (e.g. "Jr.", "Sr.") dropped when they occur at the end of a sentence? For instance, I liked Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. The obvious answer seems to be yes, ...
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punctuation when abbreviation at the end [duplicate]

It's about using the right punctuation when abbreviation is used at the end of sentence. It has been asked here when the sentence is a question: How to deal with abbreviations at the end of a question?...
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Are .). and .), correct notations? [duplicate]

I am trying to tie together some pieces of grammar here. Specifically: What is proper full-stop and comma notation in combination with parentheses? The issue shows when abbreviations are involved as ...
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Ending sentences with “etc” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When “etc.” is at the end of a phrase, do you place a period after it? What is the proper way to end a sentence with "etc."? Should there be two periods or just ...
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How do you make the following look nicer: “text…,etc.).” [duplicate]

Consider the following sentence There are many different fruits (some are harmful: apple, mango, etc.). How do you deal with etc.).? It doesn't look nice at all.
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Do you put double dots when a contraction occurs at the end of the sentence? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When “etc.” is at the end of a phrase, do you place a period after it? Is it grammatically correct to use two dots at the end of the contraction 'etc' when it ...
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What is the maximum number of consecutive periods can be used in a grammatically-correct sentence? [duplicate]

I'm curious how many period characters can be in a row in a valid sentence. I acknowledge that there are different conventions for how to treat dots (e.g. treating an ellipsis as a single character or ...
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If I end a sentence with initials do I add a second period? [duplicate]

If a sentence has someone's initials as the last word, do I add a second period? Example: And that was the last they saw of T.J. or And that was the last they saw of T.J..
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How many dots are needed, when the last word of the sentence is a.m.? [duplicate]

Let's say you have a sentence like this: The new date of the staff meeting is March 16th, at 10 a.m.. Please make sure that you enter all of the topics into into the agenda that you want to ...
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Where does the period go when using parentheses?

Where should the period go when using parentheses? For example: In sentence one, I use this example (which has a parenthesis at the end.) Should the period be inside, or outside of the parentheses?...
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The use of “e.g.” at the end of a sentence

I was reviewing an English text as an exercise, English not being my mother tongue, and I came to this sentence: (...) with the two other articles that conclude several things about customers e.g.. ...
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How to deal with abbreviations at the end of a question?

In a sentence like Should we host them on imgur et cetera? where I want to abbreviate the "et cetera", what is the correct punctuation? Using a period after the "etc." like mid sentence usages ...

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